Sandoval named World Series MVP
UPDATED OCT 29, 2012 2:29 AM ET
Pablo Sandoval not only has baseball’s neatest nickname, Kung Fu Panda has a World Series MVP award to go along with it.
Sandoval took home the trophy following the San Francisco Giants‘ sweep of Detroit, hitting .500 with three home runs, a double and four RBI in 16 Series at-bats.
”I was ready for the moment,” he said after a 4-3 victory in 10 innings Sunday night. ”It’s just an incredible moment you’re never going to forget.”
This Panda works with maple, not bamboo.
Sandoval got the Giants off to a powerful start by hitting three homers in the opener against the Tigers, becoming the fourth player to accomplish that feat in a World Series game.
He made his big league debut on Aug. 14, 2008, and earned his nickname just a month later. That Sept. 19 at Dodger Stadium, Sandoval scored from second on Bengie Molina‘s first-inning single off Greg Maddux, leaping sideways to avoid catcher Danny Ardoin’s lunging tag on the throw from center fielder Matt Kemp.
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World serie 2012 — game 1 Giants vs Detroit tigers (Pablo Sandoval third home run of the game)